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Turkey in a Pot

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2022
I use this recipe often as an easy Sunday dinner idea. The turkey breast has a holiday feel when served with the cranberry gravy seasoned with cinnamon, cloves and allspice. —Lois Woodward, Okeechobee, Florida
Turkey in a Pot Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 boneless skinless turkey breast half (3 pounds)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon browning sauce, optional


  1. Place the turkey skin side up in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the cranberry sauce, sugar, apple juice, vinegar, garlic, mustard, cinnamon, cloves and allspice; pour over turkey. Cover and cook on low until a thermometer reads 170°, 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours.
  2. Remove turkey to a cutting board; keep warm. Strain cooking juices. In a saucepan, combine flour and water until smooth; gradually stir in strained juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 2 minutes. If desired, stir in browning sauce. Serve with sliced turkey.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked turkey with sauce: 332 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 41g protein.

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